Our sponsors

Besix - Silver sponsor

BESIX (Six Construct) is one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East which combine the efforts of an experienced workforce with strategic and innovative use of technology to overcome complex business challenges. Its focus has always been on retaining the best talent to deliver quality solutions.

BESIX specializes in six domains: buildings (skyscrapers, airports, hospitals, residential and commercial complexes), marine works (ports, quay walls, jetties, breakwaters), civil construction for industrial projects, environmental and energy-related industries, sports and leisure complexes, and a range of infrastructure projects (bridges, tunnels and tramways). With a workforce of 2,000 engineers and technicians together with 15,000 workers, BESIX’s commitment to safety, health and the environment is unparalleled and simply stated: no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. The company integrates ecological sustainability requirements, welfare and environmental impact into all aspects of its projects: design, implementation and use. This way, clients can be assured their projects will meet the highest international standards. With values such as reliability, creativity, quality, teamwork, innovation, respect towards the clients and associates, integrity and professionalism, BESIX enjoys recognition and respect not only in the construction industry but also within the community.

Etihad Airways - Silver sponsor

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just nine years established itself as the world’s leading airline. The airline commenced commercial operations in November 2003 and has gone on to become one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation. During this time Etihad Airways has received a range of awards that reflect its position as the leading premium airline brand in the world, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Etihad Airways seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous – as well as support the development of Abu Dhabi as a business and leisure destination and global hub. In addition to its passenger arm, Etihad Airways also operates Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo. From Abu Dhabi airport, Etihad Airways serves more than 80 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The airline currently has a fleet of 67 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and 100 aircraft on order, including 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, and 41 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
BBC Members get 10% discount for flights with Etihad Airways.

Leaseplan - Bronze sponsor

LeasePlan Emirates is a joint venture between Mubadala and LeasePlan Corporation (51% Mubadala, 49% LeasePlan Corporation), the world’s leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, which operates a fleet of more than 1.3 million vehicles around the world.

Established in 2006, LeasePlan Emirates offers innovative and customized fleet management and vehicle leasing solutions to corporate and government clients throughout the United Arab Emirates, using its proven technology and control systems platform to deliver a unique value proposition to the marketplace and improve its client’s operating efficiencies.

Arendt & Meddernach - Bronze sponsor

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 325 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris.

Our service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice we offer, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.

Our firm advises international and domestic clients in all areas of business law relevant to their business activities, ranging from fund formation,
banking, insurance, private equity and real estate to corporate and tax matters. Our firm also advises clients on matters of VAT in the United Arab

Barco - Bronze sponsor

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro.

We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco).

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Bronze sponsor

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi promotes strong bilateral ties between the Netherlands and the UAE. The Embassy has a strong focus on economic diplomacy, promoting Dutch trade, industry and investment in the Netherlands. The Embassy offers a number of products and services for both starting and seasoned entrepreneurs that can help companies prepare and establish their business. These services include:

  • Providing trade requests and market information
  • Conducting business partner scans & matchmaking
  • Conducting Company check
  • Organizing trade missions & facilitating delegations
  • Providing assistance and support regarding trade disputes

The Embassy works closely with the Dutch Consulate General in Dubai and organisations and ministries in the Netherlands, including the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). This agency has several tools to support Dutch companies with ambitions abroad. These instruments vary from providing specific information, to supporting starter projects, grants, loans and positioning in foreign markets.

Luxembourg for Trade & Investment Office - Bronze sponsor

The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office offers comprehensive information about Luxembourg as a business location as well as a tailor-made settlement support and other cost-free inbound investment consultancy services for companies interested in setting up in Luxembourg.

Our executive team offers personnalised services and provides companies with the following assistance:

  • information on cost including wages and taxes, entry and immigration, human ressources and other framework regulations in Luxembourg
  • advice on financing and incentive opportunities
  • access to high-ranking government officials and other key network contacts
  • practical help including visits to office and industrial parks
  • continuing support offering the opportunity for investors to raise their concerns and issues to the government after settling in

Luxembourg benefits from a broad network of representatives in more than 150 locations which can support you in doing business from and with Luxembourg.

Cheers Abu Dhabi - Bronze sponsor

Our Cheers Shops are retail outlets selling a full range of Wine, Beer and Spirits brands.
We have 6 shops in total – Cheers InterCon Hotel Marina Car Park, Cheers Al Raha Beach Hotel (inside the Hotel), Cheers NCT&H Head Office Building (close to ADNEC), Cheers Al Ain, Cheers Mussafah and Cheers Dhafra. All our shops have dedicated customer parking and are open 7 days a week.
You will also find an exciting range of excellent wines and the lowest prices in Abu Dhabi, with special discounts available for all members of the BeNeLux Business Council – simply present your membership card ID to the cashier.
BBC Members get 15% discount at all Cheers shops.

Hotel Intercontinental - Bronze sponsor

A landmark at the heart of the capital, InterContinental Abu Dhabi is perfectly situated on the beach & drive away from downtown & Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre.

The hotel is a culinary haven with themed restaurants. Brazilian, Fishmarket, Italian, The Yacht club & all day dining restaurants. Two of the best malls are located within minutes away with shuttle service. White sandy beach, Health Club & pool. Beach development is taking place with minimum disturbance to guests.
BBC members get 15% discount on food and beverages at the InterContinental hotel Abu Dhabi.